Bill McKibben
Bill McKibben, a contributing writer to The New Yorker, is a founder of the grassroots climate campaign and the Schumann Distinguished Scholar in environmental studies at Middlebury College. His latest book is “Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?” He writes The Climate Crisis, The New Yorker’s newsletter on the environment.
All Work
Hiroshima, Kyoto, and the Bombs of Climate Change
The Japanese cities are symbols of the greatest threats that humanity has ever faced: nuclear weapons and global warming. What makes those threats different?
By Bill McKibbenApril 27, 2018
Daily Comment
The Movement to Divest from Fossil Fuels Gains Momentum
Time and again, the petroleum industry has used its political might to stymie global action on climate change. Now cities and states have become the new battleground.
By Bill McKibbenDecember 21, 2017
Daily Comment
Nebraska Sort of Approves the Keystone Pipeline
On the back of the Keystone fight, an entire new front in the climate fight has emerged.
By Bill McKibbenNovember 20, 2017
Why Governor Jerry Brown Was Booed at the Bonn Climate Summit
For all their tough-on-carbon rhetoric, Brown and other leaders are ignoring a key component of the fight against global warming.
By Bill McKibbenNovember 13, 2017
News Desk
I Went All the Way to the Alaskan Wilderness to Escape Donald Trump, But You Don’t Have To
Many of us feel the need for a mental hideout from the President. Fortunately, any place without Internet will do.
By Bill McKibbenSeptember 7, 2017
A Reporter at LargeJune 26, 2017 Issue
The Race to Solar-Power Africa
American startups are competing to bring electricity to communities that remain off the grid.
By Bill McKibbenJune 19, 2017
Trump’s Pipeline and America’s Shame
By ordering construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline to resume, the President is participating in one of this country’s oldest traditions—repressing Native Americans.
By Bill McKibbenFebruary 8, 2017
News Desk
A Bad Day for the Environment, with Many More to Come
Under Trump, we are about to witness the steady demolition of fifty years’ worth of environmental protections.
By Bill McKibbenJanuary 24, 2017
Daily Comment
A Pipeline Fight and America’s Dark Past
This weekend, hundreds of Native Americans gathered to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline, which they say will contaminate the water at a nearby Sioux reservation.
By Bill McKibbenSeptember 6, 2016
News Desk
Exxon, Keystone, and the Turn Against Fossil Fuels
Inevitability was their shield, but no longer.
By Bill McKibbenNovember 6, 2015
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